After an extended foray into lawn resurrection we now have a beautiful front lawn. There are three irrigation valves. One is to a brown hose drip line and two are for grass/lawn.
My controller works, but it is ancient, it is a Rain Jet RJC Six (not the 6 model, but the Six model) here
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The main issue I have is that this model can only handle up to 99 minutes and not sure if that is long enough for the drip system?
Also, my main irritation is the fact that these things are all designed like it is still the pre-dawn of computers, they interface is never intuitive and changes are clunky, manual over ride is clunky, etc, etc.
I see there are a number of people working on this, an interesting kickstarter
looks promising. I also found an open source
one that seems to have high regards, but do I really need to spend hundreds of dollars to have my irrigation system go on and off a few times a week?
The guys at the local irrigation store hands down recommend the Rain Dial six channel indoor controller (still about $100)
OK, MeFi, any thoughts on this??